Penicuik Meeting normally takes place on the first Sunday of every month between 11 am and noon at Valleyfield House, 17 High Street, Penicuik, Midlothian, Scotland, and is followed by a bring-and-share lunch. Valleyfield House is through the pend or archway on the High Street – car parking is available in the grounds. Children are most welcome and may have special activities.
Please see the Calendar page for meeting dates.
Covid-19 update - January 2022
Due to the rising numbers of the omicron variant of Covid-19, we have paused meetings in person and blended meetings (but have retained Zoom meetings on-line) until further notice. We currently meet for worship on the first Sunday of the month purely online (using Zoom). Visitors are welcome - please email <firstname.lastname@example.org> to get the link for the Zoom meeting.
We regret having to make this decision, as we recognise how many appreciate worshipping in person. We will review the situation in early January, when we hope the situation will be clearer than it is now.
We keep in touch as best we can with individual members and attenders of the Meeting by e-mail and phone, and we ask those who know of Members and Attenders without access to e-mail to pass on any messages to them - if they can do so safely and legally.
Other nearby meetings have their own arrangements (e.g. blended meetings both on person and on Zoom): you need to contact individual meetings directly through the Quakers in Scotland website for relevant updated information.
We pray that you all remain well in these difficult times.
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For those using satellite navigation the postcode is EH26 8HS.
The Britain Yearly Meeting website is at www.quaker.org.uk.
Penicuik Meeting is a Local Meeting within South East Scotland Area Meeting.
Covid precautions for in-person meetings (when they resume)
We will have to keep ourselves and others safe when attending Penicuik Meeting for Worship in person. The Meeting Room and other areas are cleaned and prepared for you but we still ask you to comply with the following.
Meetings in adjacent areas
Other Quaker meetings near Penicuik are:
At present we expect all these meetings to be only accessible through Zoom. Further details including contact details are available on the South East Scotland Area Meeting website at www.quakerscotland.org. Please check local arrangements with the relevant meeting before attending.
Please check through the Quakers in Scotland website or the links above.
Public transport is currently limited and some services are still on special timetables because of Covid-19. However current services are as follows.
Buses to Penicuik (there is no railway to Penicuik):
For additional public transport information please phone Traveline Scotland (0871 200 2233 from the UK, followed by 3 when the greeting message starts). This phone number is available 24 hours a day and costs at least 13p plus 12p per minute from a landline phone. Alternative (and potentially cheaper) phone numbers are 01236 634 361 and 01236 634 364. Alternatively, visit the website www.travelinescotland.com.
Phone calls from landlines in the UK to 0870 and 0871 numbers can cost up to 15p per minute, frequently with an additional service charge of up to 15p per call. Charges from other countries and mobiles may vary and could be significantly higher (for example for calls from mobiles typically up to 40p per minute plus a service charge). Please check the cost with your phone service provider, and ask the billpayer's permission if not using your own phone.
Lothian Buses and Borders Buses both have apps that you can download and use on your mobile (cell) phone provided you have a suitable phone.
Penicuik Meeting does not guarantee the public transport on this page - please check before travelling!
Updated 9th January 2022